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Athletics - 12. June 2007.

Stuczynski, keeps Visa Championship Series leads


Michelle Perry moved up from fifth to third in the women's standings with her win in the women's 100 meter hurdles. Her tme of 12.51 seconds is worth 1,207 points using IAAF scoring tables. Sheena Johnson, Sanya Richards and Alice Schmidt all entered the standings with their performances at Pre, but Stuczynski's 1,218 points from her American-record pole vault of 4.88m/16-0 at the Reebok Grand Prix on June 2 keeps her atop the standings.

The current Visa Championship Series standings follow listing the ranked athlete's name, points, site the name of the meet where the performance took place and their respective mark.

Women's standings

1.Jenn Stuczynski - 1,218 pts - Reebok Grand Prix - Pole Vault - 4.88m/16-0

2.Virginia Powell - 1,214 pts - Reebok Grand Prix - 100mH - 12.45/+1.4mps

3.Michelle Perry - 1,207 pts - Nike Prefontaine Classic - 100mH - 12.51/+1.3mps

4.Allyson Felix - 1,204 pts - adidas Track Classic - 200m - 22.18/+2.0mps

5.Torri Edwards - 1,203 pts - adidas Track Classic - 100m - 10.90/+2.0mps

6.Rachelle Smith - 1,196 pts - Reebok Grand Prix - 200m - 22.31/+1.6mps

7.Sheena Johnson - 1,190 pts - Nike Prefontaine Classic - 400mH - 54.44

8.Sanya Richards - 1,176 pts - Nike Prefontaine Classic - 400m - 50.74

9.Alice Schmidt - 1,175 pts - Nike Prefontaine Classic - 800m - 1:58.75

10.Hazel Clark - 1,170 pts - Reebok Grand Prix - 800m - 1:59.07

The Visa Championship Series will conclude June 20-24 with the AT&T USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Indianapolis.

For more information on the 2007 Visa Championship Series, visit www.usatf.org.

Arizona State women win NCAA titles

On the women's side, the Sun Devils recorded six All-America athletes and three individual champions to score 60 points en route to the women's title. Louisiana State (49), Michigan (36), Texas A&M (34) and UCLA (30) rounded out the top five.

Jessica Pressley's win in the shot put (18.00 meters/59 feet 0.75 inch) Saturday, when paired with Jacquelyn Johnson's heptathlon (5,984 points) victory and April Kubishta's win in the pole vault (4.25m/13-11.25) both on Friday, accumulated half of the Sun Devils' team total. The Sun Devils also won the team title during the national indoor meet earlier this year.

Top women's individual performers included Natasha Hastings of South Carolina, who ran a world-leading time of 50.15 in the 400 meters, and 2006 World Junior silver medalist Nicole Leach of UCLA, who dominated the 400m hurdles winning in a then-world leading 54.32. The time was a personal best by more than a second.

For complete results from the 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships, please visit www.ncaasports.com

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